Friday, July 27, 2018

Lawn Fawnatics: Challenge 33 Fun Folds

Hi Everyone!  I was able to play along with the latest challenge over at Lawn Fawnatics, the Fun Folds Challenge!  I created a double gate-fold birthday card.  Take a peek...

I love how when the card is open you get a whole scene, and it folds up nicely to fit into an A2 Envelope!

I used a few different Lawn Fawn stamp and die sets including You Are Sublime, Fintastic Friends, Life is Good and Mermaid for You.  I also used the Fancy Scalloped Circle Stackables the Stitched Wave Borders and some Watercolor Wishes paper.  I colored the images using watercolor pencils and a water pen.  I love the effects you can get using the pencils as your paint pallette! 

That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Monday, July 23, 2018

Doodlebug Design: Sweet Summer Box Cards

Have you seen the Doodlebug Design Sweet Summer Cut Files?  They are just about the cutest files ever!  I love the fun and retro feel, they remind me of summers in the 1980s (yes, I have just dated myself...)!!  I decided to take a few of the files and make some box cards.  I just love box cards, they make such cute decorations!  Take a peek...

I used a combination of Gingham Linen Petite Prints and Sweet Summer papers to put these cards together.  I then added some stickers from the Sweet Summer Mini Icons and the This and That sheet and sentiments from the Sweet Summer Chit Chats Pack.  Here are close-ups of the individual cards...

Sweet Summer Radio (SVG, Silhouette)

Ice Cream Truck (SVG, Silhouette)

Pineapple (SVG, Silhouette)

Converting the files to be box cards isn't a hard process, below are some graphics showing how I converted the Radio card...

I started by resizing the base file so that it was a standard card size.  In this case the width was 5.5".

Next I ungrouped the file and created the "layers" of the box card.  In this case the center "layer" is the blue piece of the file  with the handle and buttons.  The front "layer is the face of the radio.  For the back piece, I made a copy of just the yellow portion of the front piece.

The blue piece of the original cut file had a small bump out on the bottom.  I want my card to stand flat so I cut this piece off using the knife tool in Silhouette.  You could also hand cut this piece.

To create the side pieces of my card, I drew a rectangle measureing approximately 1.9" high by 1.5" wide.  I added score lines .25" in from each side.  You could also hand score these lines.

To be able to adhere the center insert, I needed to add a couple of tabs to the sides of this piece.  I drew two triangles measuring 1" high by .375" wide, lined them up on the sides of the center piece and welded them to the sides.  Be sure to separate the buttons and handles pieces before welding.

Once all of this was done, I cut the pieces, and assembled the face of the radio and added the handle and buttons to the center.  To assemble the card, I created a box by gluing the sides to the front and back, making sure everything is aligned.  I folded the tabs of the blue insert forward, inserted it into the radio box shape and glued the tabs to the sides of the box, towards the front.

If you decide to try your hand at making a box card from a Doodlebug Cut file, make sure to share them on the Doodlebug Design Facebook page!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Lawn Fawnatics: Color Challenge #32

It's been a while, but I finally found some time to play along with the latest Lawn Fawnatics Challenge!  Challenge 32 is a color challenge, perfect for summertime!

And here is the card I created for the challenge...

I used a few of the new dies and stamps to make my shaker including the You Are Sublime Stamps and Dies, the Porthole Frames and the Stitched Wave Borders.  For papers, I used Lawn Fawn Cardstock in Narwhal, Blue Jay, Peacock and Mermaid along with some Gotta Have Gingham Nellie.  I finished off  the porthole with with some Silver Lining Nuvo Drops.  I love how it turned out!

For details on the challenge see the original post here.  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Lori Whitlock: July Creative Team Blog Hop

 Hi Everyone!   It's time for the July Creative Team Blog Hop over at Lori Whitlock!  You should have arrived here from Traci's Blog.  Here's the order for today's hop!

Lori's Bobble Head Cards just make me smile!  I love how they can really be customized for any occasion!  This month I used Lori's Bobble Head Cow Card.(SVG, Silhouette).  I added a speech bubble from the 3 Thought Bubble Set ( Silhouette) and wrote a fun greeting using the LW Bubble Letter Font ( SVG, Silhouette).

The papers and flower sprinkles are from Doodlebug Design.

There's a sale happening in the Lori Whitlock SVG Shop!  Use code JUL2018 to get 30% off all SVGs and Commercial Licenses!

Also, how about a free file!!  This file is free for today only!  No code or minimum required.

Finally, how would you like to win a $20 Coupon to Lori's SVG Shop!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

That's it for me today, your next stop on the hop is Brandie!  Have a great day!

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Doodlebug Design: Happy 4th of July!

Happy Fourth of July everyone!  To celebrate I decided to create a fun table centerpiece using the Yankee Doodle Wagon and Flower Cut files!  These files can be found in the Lori Whitlock SVG Shop (Wagon, Flower Cluster) as well as the Silhouette Store ( Wagon, Flower Cluster).  Take a peek...

I will admit, converting a 2D file to be a 3D project was a challenge, but it certainly was fun!  I was just so happy that it turned out like I had envisioned in my head!  For papers, I used some Gingham Linen Petite Prints in Ladybug, Bubble Blue, Blue Jean, Limeade and Beetle..  I also used Starry Stripes and Declaration Dots from Patriotic Parade;  Colors of Courage and Land that I Love from Patriotic Picnic; and Horsin' Around from Down on the Farm.  I embellished the wagon with some Red, White & Blue Star Sprinkles (side of wagon); Red, White & Blue Matte Sprinkles (wheels) and Silver Glitter Sprinkles (for the rivets) Here are some more close-ups:

I've put together some instructions on how I converted the Wagon and Flower Cut files to go from 2D to 3D in Silhouette.  I will say this is not a beginner project!  You do need to be comfortable with your Silhouette and it's design functions.

I've included wagon assembly instructions on the image. 

Below is how I assembled the flowers...

I started by curling the petals with the handle of a paint brush.  I then added glue to one of the petals next to the cut line, and overlapped the petals so that the flower formed a "bowl".  I did this for all three layers of the flower then stacked them, with some foam tape between the layers for more dimension.

For the stem, I took a piece of flower wire, bent it so there was a small circle at the top and inserted it through the hole in the center of the stacked flowers.  I wrapped floral tape under the flower to hold the wire in place.  I then added some of the greenery to the wire using floral tape.

I finished the flower off with a center that I borrowed from this flower in the Lori Whitlock SVG shop.

If you decide to take the challenge to make this, we would love to see your projects!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!